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New Year 2022

New Year is always a time for reflection and the making of resolutions. I usually take the approach that resolving to start something fun and affirming is useful. The journalist Ellen Goodman writes:

Creating Healthy Boundaries

Between stimuli and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Happy New Year – 2021

New Year can often be a time of very mixed feelings. A drive for change and hope can often be mixed with apprehension about what the new year may hold. If you are driven towards making resolutions, try to make…

I have a black dog called depression

The current uncertain circumstances may be causing you to ask yourself questions such as: "Am I depressed?" "What does depression feel like?"; or "How depressed am I?" The reactions to the current climate can be both scary and destabilising. Seeking…

A New Start

It can be daunting to make a new start, however: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis The end of a relationship, even if the…

How to move forward into the New Year

The start of a new year, and this year a new decade, can give time for reflection about both the positives and the struggles that you may have experienced over the last year or even 10! Therefore, you may be…

How to look after yourself during a stressful Christmas

Self-care is sometimes thought of as self-indulgent and time-consuming - perhaps even a little bit boring. If you are under pressure during a divorce or other legal proceedings you may feel time for yourself is limited. It is, however, an…

How Counselling Can Help with Divorce Related Stress

Divorce is well documented as being a stressful time. So, it is particularly important to look after yourself – however difficult this may seem when you feel low down on your list of things to ‘do’ or care for. Divorce…

Is Therapy for Me?

Deciding to have therapy can feel like a big decision. People often feel they do not need to talk or cannot see how talking to ‘a stranger’ could help.   Engaging in a therapeutic process is a brave but often hugely…

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